DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1608 Heywood, Thomas The Rape of Lucrece

Reference Information

DEEP #: 525
Greg #: 273a
STC/Wing #: 13360
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 40
Date of First Publication: 1608
Date of First Production: 1607 [1606-1608]
Company of First Production: Queen Anne's Men
Company Attribution: Queen Anne's Men
Total Editions: 5 quartos

Title-Page Features

Title: THE RAPE OF LVCRECE. A True Roman Tragedie. With the seuerall Songes in their apt places, by Valerius, the merrie Lord amongst the Roman Peeres.
Author: Written by Thomas Heywood.
Performance: Acted by her Maiesties Seruants at the Red Bull, neere Clarken-well.
Imprint: LONDON Printed for I. B. and are to be solde in Paules-Church-yard at the Signe of the Pide-Bull. 1608

Paratextual Material

To the Reader: "To the Reader" signed "T. H." (Thomas Heywood) [A2r]; "To the Reader" unsigned [K2r]
Character List: "Dramatis personæ" [A2v]
Other Paratexts: "The Cries of Rome" (song) [K2r]; "The second Song" [K3r]

Stationer Information

Printer: Allde, Edward
Publisher: Busby, John (1)
Bookseller: Butter, Nathaniel
Imprint Location: A.7 (Paul's Churchyard - Southeast)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Jun 3, 1608: Entered to John Busby (1) and Nathaniel Butter: "A Booke called. A Romane tragedie called The Rape of Lucrece."
May 21, 1639: Transferred from Nathaniel Butter to Miles Flesher: "saluo iure cuiuscunque ... The Roman Tragedy called the Rape of Lucrece".
Additional Notes: The bookseller attribution is from STC.